What are chakras and why is it important to balance them?

The entire universe is made of energy, and your body is no exception.

Long before modern technology and science, ancient cultures knew that all living things carried a life force with them. They called these centers of energy that move inside of us, the 7 chakras. So what are the seven chakras?

Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that literally translates to wheel.

This is because the life force that moves inside of you is spinning and rotating. This spinning energy has 7 centers in your body, starting at the base of your spine and moving all the way up to the top of your head.

In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide exactly the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind and spirit. However, if you have blocked energies in one of your seven chakras it can lead to illness or emotional imbalances which can lead to depression for some. Chakras can become blocked through an emotional upset, such as conflict, loss, or accident.  Fear, anxiety and stress are also other common causes of chakra malfunction.  When blocks accumulate in the field, a disruption in the flow of energy through the Chakras result.  It is these blocks that disrupt the Harmony in the field and eventually are the cause of disease, as well as, emotional and mental disorders in the physical body. 
Receiving a Reiki Chakra Session is a beautiful way to balance the chakras. Using certain touch points off the body, the field is cleared of blocks, the chakras are restructured and a new level of awareness is reached.  After having a Reiki Chakra Balance Session you can then become more in tune with the natural energy cycles of your body to help you live a more healthy and harmonious life.



ROOT CHAKRA (RED)

FOUNDATION, SAFETY, SURVIVAL


SACRAL CHAKRA (ORANGE)

NEW EXPERIENCES, CREATIVITY


SOLAR PLEXUS (YELLOW)

SELF WORTH, SELF CONFIDENCE


HEART CHAKRA (GREEN)

INNER PEACE, LOVE


THROAT CHAKRA (BLUE)

COMMUNICATION, SELF EXPRESSION


THIRD EYE CHAKRA (PURPLE/INDIGO)

INTUITION, WISDOM


CROWN CHAKRA (VIOLET/WHITE)

INNER BEAUTY, SPIRITUALITY



*see charts below for more information*






Resources: chakras.info, blog.mindvalley.com, balanced-energy.com